LifeSouth Blood Center

You're Somebody's Type - Please Donate Blood

Jan 11, 2018

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers continues to face an emergency need for all blood types in January. Patients in Greater Atlanta hospitals are counting on local blood donors and first time donors to survive and heal.   Help by donating blood today.  Visit to find a blood drive near you or call 888-795-2702.  Your community is counting on you, please donate blood today. Here are a list of upcoming Atlanta area blood drives:

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is issuing an emergency appeal for O-negative blood donors due to a critical shortage of this type.

O-negative blood is the universal type because it can be given to any patient in times of emergency. Only about 7 percent of Americans are O-negative, but they can help 100 percent of those needing blood.

Daniel Borman

The Third Annual Local Take Community Health Forum takes place on Saturday, December 5 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30345.   I'll be your host for an afternoon-long public event designed to help families achieve a healthier 2016.

Join us at North Dekalb Mall 2050 Lawrenceville Highway - Decatur, GA on Saturday and Sunday, December 13th & 14th 12:00 NOON – 4 PM for the 2nd Annual WCLK Local Take on HEALTH community forum.  Congressman Hank Johnson is our honorary host, and he’s bringing representatives from Veterans Administration to assist with veterans issues. Dr. Pam Roshell from Health and Human Services will lead our Ask The Doctor Panel.  We also have entertainment from Kaiser Permanente’s Theatre Troupe, The 85 South band and the Stone Mountain Academy of the Arts dance team.

The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus has you covered on Saturday.  Join us at 7a for a special live interactive edition of the program featuring your questions about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  Everyone has new rights and responsibilities when it comes to your health insurance, and we're now in the first open enrollment period under ACA.

Joining Kiplyn will be joined in the discussion by Enroll America's Dante McKay, Monica Ponder with the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority, and Dr. Juan Merayo on behalf of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.